The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) works with many larger stakeholders in Philadelphia and Montgomery County to improve our watershed. Because trees play such a significant role in watershed health by absorbing and filtering stormwater before it reaches our streams, we work with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR), and others to support their groundbreaking tree planting efforts, including Plant One Million,Tree Tenders, and TreePhilly.
For example, the Germantown Tree Tenders group, started and supported by TTF, has planted 65 trees. Working through TreePhilly, we have surveyed thousands of tree planting locations in West Oak Lane.
As you may know, PHS Tree Tenders training teaches the value and benefits of trees, tree biology and identification, and how to properly plant and care for a tree. Training is best suited for ages 16 and up.
This fall, we are piloting a special project we want you to know about! TTF will pay the training fee of $25 for TTF watershed residents who complete the PHS Tree Tender class in October, and agree to become active Tree Tenders.
Please help us get the word out to your network and community by sharing this information. Tree Tender training dates and times are as follows:
PHS Tree Tenders
October 3, 10, and 17 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
People interested in participating in this special opportunity should contact firstname.lastname@example.org 215-844-8100 for more information as soon as possible.
Thank you. We look forward to continuing to work with you on behalf of our watershed community,
Abby Grosslein, Tree Campaign Organizer
Alix Howard, Director of Education and Outreach
Julie Slavet, Executive Director